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Progress in Pediatrics
January 1934

TUBERCULOSIS: I. INTERPRETATION OF ROENTGENOGRAMS OF THE CHESTS OF CHILDREN WITH TUBERCULOSIS; A CORRELATION OF THE ROENTGENOGRAMS OF FOURTEEN CHILDREN WITH CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC DATA

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, CONN.
From the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, and the Pediatric and Pathological Services of the New Haven Hospital and Dispensary.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(1):104-148. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960080113009
Abstract

The difficulty in the evaluation and interpretation of shadows seen in roentgenograms of the chests of a group of children enrolled in a clinic for tuberculous children and for those in close contact with tuberculous persons has prompted this study. In the region in which New Haven is located most children are subject to more or less frequent infections of the upper respiratory tract. Such children, as well as those with frank pulmonary infections, often show thoracic roentgenographic markings of one type or another which are difficult or impossible to differentiate from shadows caused by tuberculous lesions. In the roentgenograms of the chests of children reacting negatively to tuberculin, shadows are often seen which are similar in location and appearance to those observed in the roentgenograms of children reacting positively; the interpretation of the shadows is often influenced by a knowledge of the reaction of the patient to tuberculin. In

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